Bali to start screening tourists upon arrival for potential cases of monkeypox
First of all, Bali has not reported any cases of Monkey Pox. The Bali provincial health office said it had coordinated with I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport as the main point of entry for tourists into Bali. regarding efforts to prevent the entry of monkeypox.
75 countries in the world have already reported cases of monkeypox on their territory. The province of Bali as a global tourist destination has the potential for the arrival of the virus which first appeared on the African continent.
Bali Provincial Health Office Chief Dr I Nyoman Gede Anom MKes said his group had coordinated with I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport and Denpasar Class I Port Health Office ( KKP), to install detection tools to detect monkeypox.
The newly introduced screening measures were described by the General Manager of I Gusti Ngurah Rai Airport, Handy Heryudhitiawan. To stop the spread of this disease, he specifies that his teams “support arrangements such as the installation of thermal scanners at the entrance to the arrivals and departures hall and the installation of disinfectant mats at each entrance and exit of the passenger area”.
New screening procedures will have little impact on how people pass through Bali airport. Heryuudhitiawan reiterated that these preventative measures are in place and there are no specific guidelines or precautions regarding monkeypox..
However, they will continue to work to ensure the service so that passengers can fly safely and healthy, he said in conclusion.
Symptoms of monkeypox usually don’t appear until 6 to 13 days after infection. Early signs of illness include high fever, severe headache, swollen lymph nodes, and muscle aches. The blisters, which look like chickenpox, first form on the face and spread to the body 1 to 3 days after the fever starts.
Symptoms can last 2-4 weeks. Although the infection is uncomfortable and painful, it rarely causes death these days. Depending on the severity of symptoms, some people may need to be hospitalized and quarantined.